I love my husband and children and consider them my first priority, but life slams you with "stuff" making you feel overwhelmed, tired, or challenged.
I had a setback the other day which led to guilt, condemnation, and self pity. I called a woman whom I believed could biblically direct me. There was no deep spiritual lecture. She simply told me to get up, tell the family I was sorry, and move on.
It was through this woman that I saw a glimpse of God's grace. I've been so conditioned to receive judgement and condemnation that this grace seemed so alien during a time when I felt unworthy as a mother.
I went on with my day because of woman who showed me grace instead of judgment. I apologized to my family, received their forgiveness, and prayed for the wisdom to accept more of this glorious grace that is so undeserving.
Grace is not a license to sin. It is the power to do what is right.
Judgement would have deepened my sorrow and hurt my ability to move on.
I'm praying for you, dear mother. I know motherhood has its challenges and difficulties, so I extend God's grace to you, friend. Get up, dust yourself off, and go do the right thing.